Tattoos are a fun way to express yourself but allowing a new tattoo to heal properly is an essential step in how your tattoo will look for years to come. We’re sharing five tattoo healing tips that you might not know so your tattoo will look as good on day 500 that it did on day number one.
This tip is essential when you are letting your tattoo heal, and depending on the season, this one might be easier to follow. Soaking your tattoo can lead to damage if there are bacteria in the water, which could lead to an infection. It is best not to soak your tattoo in any water for the duration of the healing process.
Pick a Fragrance Free Ointment
This tip might seem a little weird at first. But some ointments add a fragrance to it through the form of an added chemical. This chemical, however, has the potential to irritate the tattoo. Therefore it is best to apply a thin layer of ointment twice a day that does not have any fragrance.
Choose a Sunscreen designed for Tattoos
Sun can cause a lot of damage to tattoos, and that is why it is important to apply sunscreen to your tattoo. The higher the SPF, the better it will be for tattoos. However, several sunscreen companies have started to offer sunscreen just for tattoos, and these can help make sure your tattoo keeps its appearance.
Be careful in the Gym
This tip is mostly to help you keep your tattoo clean from any bacteria that is left on the gym equipment. It is important your wipe down the machine both before and after you use them in order to keep the tattoo as clean as possible. After working out, you should wash the tattoo with soap and water to ensure it will not get infected.
Don't stop applying ointment after the Tattoo has healed
Your tattoo will only look as good as your skin. That is why it is important to keep your skin as healthy as possible. To ensure that your tattoo is looking good, you should continue to apply ointment.
Following these tips can help keep your tattoo looking good for years to come. If you are looking for more expert advice about tattoos, contact us at King Head Tattoo.